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Elgan Butler


Elgan Butler, 96, of Bellefontaine, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Rowan County, Ky., on Feb. 9, 1917, to the late Andrew and Lottie Smith Butler. He also was preceded in death by his sister, Essie Engle; and his brothers, Lester, Ersel, Daniel, Mason and Edger Butler.

Sixty-seven years ago, he married the former Bessie Cooper on April 2, 1946, in Maysville, Ky., and she survives, along with five sons, Jeffrey Butler, Gary (Phyllis) Butler, Carlos Butler, Roger (Rose) Butler and John “Jack” (Susan) Butler, all of Bellefontaine; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elgan worked at National Extrusion for 32 years and retired in 1980. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union.

A World War II Army veteran, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his participation in the Normandy Invasion, and also received the Good Conduct Medal.

He enjoyed gardening, being outside and his grandchildren. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where Pastor Brad Angus officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial follows in the Highland Memorial Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Logan County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1669 County Road 11, Bellefontaine 43311.

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